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Edited By: Emilio Bruna

Impact Factor: 1.73

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 84/153 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1744-7429

Just Published Articles

  1. Linking Avicennia germinans (Acanthaceae) architecture to gall richness and abundance in Brazilian Amazon mangroves

    Luzinete L. Silva, Rita C. O. Santos and Marcus E. B. Fernandes

    Version of Record online: 11 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/btp.12455

  2. How do seasonality, substrate, and management history influence macrofungal fruiting assemblages in a central Amazonian Forest?

    Dirce L. Komura, Jean-Marc Moncalvo, Cristian S. Dambros, Larissa S. Bento, Maria A. Neves and Charles E. Zartman

    Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/btp.12438

  3. The effects of climate change on a mega-diverse country: predicted shifts in mammalian species richness and turnover in continental Ecuador

    Paula Iturralde-Pólit, Olivier Dangles, Santiago F. Burneo and Christine N. Meynard

    Version of Record online: 17 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/btp.12467

  4. Factors influencing ocelot occupancy in Brazilian Atlantic Forest reserves

    Rodrigo L. Massara, Ana Maria de Oliveira Paschoal, Larissa L. Bailey, Paul F. Doherty Jr, André Hirsch and Adriano G. Chiarello

    Version of Record online: 17 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/btp.12481

  5. Association between rainfall seasonality and the flowering of epiphytic plants in a Neotropical montane forest

    Alfredo Cascante-Marín, Christian Trejos and Ricardo Alvarado

    Version of Record online: 17 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/btp.12478


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Meet Biotropica's Editor-In-Chief

BrunaProfessor Emilio Bruna joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 2002 with joint appointments in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and Center for Latin American Studies. He and his students use field experiments, long-term demographic studies, and simple mathematical models to study how deforestation, road construction, agriculture, and other human activities in tropical ecosystems influence plant-animal interactions and plant population dynamics. Most of his research has been carried out in Amazonia and the Cerrado with grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, Smithsonian Institution, and the Packard Foundation. In 2005 he was named the University of Florida’s International Educator of the Year and in 2011 was honored as the Graduate Advisor & Teacher of the Year in the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. His research has been recognized with the John L. Harper Award from the British Ecological Society, the Award for Excellence in Tropical Biology and Conservation from the ATBC, and the Outstanding Paper Award from the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US Chapter). Bruna received a BS in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution and an MS in Biology from the University of California-San Diego. After earning a Ph.D. in Population Biology at the University of California-Davis (2001), he completed a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Brazil’s Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia. Bruna joined the ATBC as a graduate student in 1999 and served as a Councillor from 2009-2011; he joined the Editorial Board of Biotropica in 2007 and served as an Associate Editor from 2010-2013.